As the population soars in diversity, healthcare professionals of various disciplines must be prepared to care for childbearing families from many cultures. All cultures and families need to be given the same respect and welcome; be assured of a birth experience that benefits from the highest quality of care; have their religious, ethnic and cultural values respected and integrated into their care; and have their physical and educational needs met in a way that respects spiritual beliefs and individuality. This continuing education module educates healthcare professionals about the cultural beliefs of several diverse ethnic groups.
The goal of this cultural childbirth continuing education module is to improve the ability of healthcare providers to assess and meet the sociocultural needs of childbearing families of diverse cultural and social groups. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Discuss the relationship of culture, subculture, acculturation, assimilation, ethnocentrism and cultural relativism to healthcare practice
- Recognize a variety of ethnic and cultural beliefs and practices related to childbearing and family
- Identify needs unique to culturally diverse families who adhere to traditional beliefs and practices regarding childbearing
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
Domain of OT: Client Factors
Domain of OT: Performance Patterns
Domain of OT: Context and Environment
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, EMTs/paramedics and occupational therapists.
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